In my last post I showed you a couple of blocks that I had made in a wonky 9 patch style. Since they are stack and cut, you use two fabrics a little larger than the blocks and get two blocks.
I did two more of those before I put it aside to weave a scarf for a commission.
The scarf is still attached to the loom at one end. This is the end where the warp is tied onto the take-up rod. Those big bow knots hold the tension evenly.
|The black is a "header" to evenly space the warp|
It doesn't remain in the final scarf.
This lovely yarn is Peruvian Highland Wool. The wool comes from sheep that are a cross between Merino (with a soft fine wool) and Corriedale (with a strong long fibered wool.) It is a great yarn to work with.The pattern I used was of my own design. One of the "tricks" with weaving matching stripes is to measure your weaving. I kept a tape measure right with me as I was weaving. I knew how long I planned for the warp so I sat down and planned the pattern. I didn't want too many color changes in the weft. But I did want the scarf to be interesting to look at.
All the measuring paid off! The sections match. Here are some pictures to show it.
I need to finish off this scarf and get it on the way to its new home. I also have some little presents I need to make for a few co-workers. (wink! I got a pattern for them from another blogger. )
It is rare that I don't have some project going. I am even planning to take the small loom with me to the beach when we go to visit the Nana.
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